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We're James & Jess.

Husband & wife wedding photographers, travelers, and cocktail enthusiasts. We travel the world photographing luxury weddings & giving  our couples the most unforgettable wedding experience & timeless photographs possible.  

Creating the greatest experience for the greatest celebration of your life.

Hi friends! We are James & Jess. We created the James & Jess experience to ensure you have the greatest experience for the greatest celebration of your life! We have been named the #1 Wedding Photographers in sunny Santa Barbara, California and in the past 16 years we have photographed over 400 weddings around the globe. We strive to show others that this life is beautiful and worth living to the absolute fullest.

Photographers, educators, best friends.

We know that it can get pretty overwhelming. So we created the James & Jess experience to ensure you have the greatest experience for the greatest celebration of your life! After 16 years and more than 400 weddings, we are so in love with giving our couples the greatest experience & photos they've ever had.

We have been in your shoes. We remember what it was like to plan our wedding years ago. 

James & Jess Weddings

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Photographers, this is all for you! We have definitely learned more than a thing or two over the past 16 years in the industry and we want to share it all with you! From how to give your couples the greatest experience possible to taking the most beautiful photos ever, we've got you covered. Click below to dive in and learn from us today!

We've learned a thing or two in the past sixteen years in business, and now we want to teach you everything we know.

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They were the first vendor we booked for our wedding and we could not have been happier with our decision. On top of that, not only do we LOVE James & Jess for the amazing photographers that they are, but we truly love them for the people they are as well! Their positive energy and magnetic spirits make everyone instantly feel at ease like they're talking to a best friend. No matter where your wedding is taking place, you should 100% hire James & Jess! They travel the world and will make your wedding experience feel truly magical! 

“You NEED to hire James & Jess as your wedding photographers!”

Addison & Matt

Before I was even engaged I had sought out James & Jess photography for years! They are not only an incredibly talented couple but they are also the nicest humans you will ever meet! They made my husband and I feel at ease the entire wedding day! The directions they provide you to create an effortless shot are so simple and fun! We felt so incredibly comfortable & safe to share such an intimate day with them! The photos are beyond fantastic as I know we will cherish them forever! Highly recommend James & Jess.

“Not only an incredibly talented couple, but they are also the nicest couple you will ever meet!”

britten & Jared

Are you kidding!! Jacob and I are just so happy. Cannot stop smiling!! We wouldn’t have had our dream day without you. WE ARE IN LOVE with these pictures, you made us feel so beautiful and loved 🥰 thank you times one million!!! I cannot wipe this grin off my face!

“You made us feel so beautiful and loved!”

Taylor & Jacob

WOW these are so perfect!! You are truly the best. We will cherish these for a lifetime. I would say I’m shocked by how amazing these photos are but based on getting to know you this is no accident. You capture the most amazing moments in the most beautiful of ways and make us and our families feel so comfortable in the process. We are so incredibly lucky to have found the two of you and I am sure every bride, groom and, nervous marriage proposer would agree with me. You are truly the best. Thank you thank you thank you.

“I would say I’m shocked by how amazing these photos are but based on getting to know you this is no accident.”

Emily & Jordan


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